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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kendra Marshman comes to Put Me On

And yep, that's a harmonica necklace.

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM

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Kendra Marshman is bringing her locally produced handmade jewelry to Put Me On Consignment (1532 Queen St, 492-2572) all the way from Ontario. Marshman, who started making jewelry when she was young, named her line LIV Designs after the Norwegian word for life to represent her heritage.

Marshman focuses on using semi precious stones, whimsical charms and nickel free materials in her unique jewelry. Her designs includes lots of moonstones, feather charms, and Swarovski crystals. A particularly interesting piece is her highest selling product, a harmonica necklace, which actually plays in the key of C. (pictured above).

For Marshman though, it's more than the material that makes her products unique.

"My products are unique because of the special attention to detail. My jewelry is tested before it hits the store to ensure it's made properly. All pieces come with a handmade paper tag telling the name of the piece, the materials used and what the stones mean. A lot of love, time and energy is put into every piece and you just can't get that everywhere these days," says Marshman. She wants her clients to look good and feel good, including some jewelry for males too.

Marshman makes her jewelry in her home studio in downtown Halifax and offers custom sessions in stores where customers pick their own beads and charms, which she then proceeds to make into a one of a kind piece of jewelry for them.

"My future plans for LIV designs are to secure at least another store in Halifax for the summer season. I find that my jewelry does better in a retail scenario than it does in markets. That being said, I'm looking into Busker's Fest to see if there is any possibility of selling in that time period," says Marshman."

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